For many years, the City of Dayton Cherokee Trail or also known as the “Walking Track” has been a tremendous staple in the community for its incredible beauty and enjoyed by thousands every year.

Starting in January 2022, the city will start the process of improving the Walking Track.

“City departments have been working extremely hard to make our community more accessible for all ages and abilities,” city officials said. “We are currently waiting for a piece of equipment designed to help repair the Walking Trail which should be arriving in December 2021. Once the equipment arrives, our city departments will be working to make our Walking Track more accessible.”

Part of this process will involve cutting the intruding roots on the track which will result in a loss of vegetation along the establishment. The City of Dayton Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of providing a plan to bring increased vegetation such as trees along the route.

In addition to the process, the city will also be providing brand new benches and other designated areas for families to enjoy the beautiful sites of the Richland Creek area.

“At this time, we want to let you know the back section of the Walking Track will be closed until further notice as we prepare to bring you a brand new and improved walking area for everyone,” city officials said. “The City of Dayton thanks you for your amazing efforts and support as we improve to build a stronger and healthier community for everyone.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Parks and Recreation Department at (423) 664-0685